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Ref Joe DeRosa returns to basketball

Updated: November 13, 2010, 8:17 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Basketball referee Joe DeRosa is back in the game -- the college game.

The official who was suspended one game without pay during the NBA playoffs for throwing a ball at a fan, was back on the court Saturday for No. 17 Butler's season-opening 83-54 win over Marian on Saturday.

NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed in an e-mail that DeRosa had retired after officiating last season's NBA finals.

John Adams, the NCAA's coordinator for men's basketball officiating, confirmed ...

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